The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to tax tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages.

PAHO is saying that the taxes can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used to improve the health of the Caribbean population.

On Tuesday, PAHO opened the three-day Caribbean Sub-regional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, bringing together health and finance officials from 17 countries and territories.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here